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. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... so you could save up to thousands of dollars... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit... and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you choose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are no networks and no referrals needed. help protect yourself from some of what medicare doesn't cover. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... and medicare guide and find out... how you could start saving. >>> calvin brodus was a former l.a. gang member who turned his life around when he met rapper, dr. dre. he game snoop do
, that is not the way to do it. what we should do is what medicare did in 1965. it was a christmas tree in the beginning. that is how they got the legislation passed. after that, then they started putting restrictions. in fact, we must be doing a good job, because now everyone is -- scared that medicare pays so little because it is too stingy in its payment. we did put cost controls and later. medicare does have its financial problems. let me end by saying, i think the public option would have had the potential to control costs, because you could sell insurance, it would garner market share. that could allow for the consolidated purchasing power i talked about to reduce costs which would bring more buyers there. reading the newspapers, it does not look like we will have a public option. that would be the one way in which i could see a health care reform having potential for controlling costs. on a positive note, it is not about costs or dead. if we move towards universal coverage, we are going to be creating a system that will be more malleable to the changes we want to see with regard to cost containme
insurers competition for medicare, it is not as effective as the va which does take advantage of its buying power. for-profit insurance does lead to higher health-care costs. they have to make a profit. in addition, they engage in marketing. they also engage in medical underwriting they have to hire a lot of actuaries to make sure that they're not taking on people who are too expensive. these are all very costly things. it raises the price of private insurance. they do not have as much bargaining power so they can keep their prices low, like taking advantage of consolidated power. then why do we allow private insurers to have equality monopoly? there is no reason to think that savings would be transferred to the public. nonprofit insurance. -- what you really need is nonprofit insurance. let me just end with a few thoughts on how health care reform -- as you know, congress does very little to control health-care costs. that is probably a reasonable short-term strategy. the proposals do nothing to consolidate purchasing power. the caveat is the public auction. -- the public plan. they do wel
can cost you some money. that's why you should consider... an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. it can help cover some of what medicare doesn't... in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free informatiokit... and edicare guide., if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare, you should know about this card; it's the only one of its kind... that carries the aarp name -- see if it's right for you. you hoose your doctor. you choose your hospital. there are o networks and no.referrals needed. save up to thousands of dollars... on potential out-of-pocket expenses... with an aarp medicare .supplement insurance plan... insured by united healthcare insurance company. call now for your free information kit... how ou ould start saving. >>> coming up next, "the roundtable" and "the sunday funnies." >> it's not raining over there. >> just sit down. >> cherry and -- >> grape? >> -- passion orange. >> looks good. >> how is everybody doing? >> we're great, now. how are you doing? >> happy new year. >> i love you. thank you so much. p
in it and they begin with medicare. trying to pay for a lot of this by cutting medicare is not the solution. you've got to rearrange medicare, there was a story in the new york times this past week what happens at ucla where they extend life no matter what the cost is, and it becomes well beyond what is reasonable medically. >> as we get older. >> get older. but for example, at ucla medical center, they spend $92,000 i think is the number on the last two years of a life at portland, oregon north of there they spend $52,000 because they have better controls on medicare. so until you begin to pay for value and performance, then health care reform is not going to work despite all of the pieces. >> here we are at the dawn of a new decade. a lot of talk about the old decade. there was a cartoon that caught my eye that shows uncle sam trying to return the first decade of this century to the returns and exchanges bureau and the lady says i'm sorry, sir, we have rules against returning entire decades. but doris, a lot made about the notion of this being a lost decade, lost opportunities, lost wealth, not just
it. hay is signing the medicare bill. this is the same month, july 1965. and at the same time, in the next week, he's launching the first huge escalation secretly without telling the american people of the vietnam war. and what obama is -- as i see it, trying -- he has a vast vision for america as lyndon johnson did. and he's setting out to transform the country on many fronts. and i think it is going to be fascinating in world history and the history of this country to see if hay success saeds. >> you don't think that johnson -- you know, johnson overreached as -- failed because of an overreach of the great society. you think it was all undone because of vietnam. >> let me give you an example. 1965, everything looks better. and then the money starts to go for vietnam. you know, if i can just take one more minute, if you read the notes of his meetings, he called them the tuesday cabinet meetings, on the second floor of the white house and the family dining room, off enwith four people. mcnamara, george bundy, chairman of the choynlt chiefs of staff. he was suddenly -- you will
, the modest income from social security he's over the limit to receive medicare. no insurance, but a bag full of medications that run more than $5,000 a month. >> every day. every day. >> reporter: and the prospect if the cancer comes back of much more daunting expenses. >> the bone marrow testing alone costs like that's just the testing part of it. >> reporter: 800,000 patients pass through jps every year. fewer than 7% of them have private health insurance. >> we've got surgery in two. three. >> reporter: those here who do have coverage are likely to medicare or medicaid and when the jps ceo and chief of medicine hear the president promise to squeeze billions in savings from knows federal programs, they worry and among other things it could exacerbate an already acute doctor shorts allege in texas. >> we have a significant problem with medicaid only 38% of our physicianses participate in medicaid programs. so if we start squeezing the payment rates down or freezing them, we're going see fewer and fewer physicians who will want to participate in those programs. >> reporter: while public hosp
the legislation may cut medicare reimbursement rates, as well as cut the additional government -- for treating so many uninsured patients. >> we're going to go over our game plan again. >>reporter: still if more people have health insurance and are able to build a relationship with a primary care physician, doctors hope this will mean fewer expensive late-stage treatments. >> the idea of having insurance would at least insure those patients or those people would have at least access to more preventative care. >> if they are entering the health care arena earlier and seeing their primary care physician and not utilizing the high resources of an emergency room, that's better for captions provided by: real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning. red there are enough currently there's a shortage. more medical students are going into lucrative specialties. med schools are trying to change that. >> here at howard and other medical schools across the country, we are trying to increase enrollment, as well as increase the number of students going into primary-care careers. >>reporter: doctors
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it. he's signing the medicare bill. this is the same month. july 1965. at that same time in the next week he is launching the first huge escalation, secretly without telling the american people, of the vietnam war. obama is, as i see it -- he has a vast vision for america. as lyndon johnson did. and he's setting out to transform the country on many fronts, and i think it's going to be fascinating in world history and the history of this country to see if he succeeds or not. >> you don't think johnson, you know, johnson overreached or failed because of an overreach of the great society? you think it was all undone because of vietnam? >> let me give you an example. 1965 everything looks better and then the money starts to go for vietnam. you know, if i can just take one more minute. if you read the notes of his meetings, he used to call them the tuesday cabinet meetings. they were up on the second floor of the white house in the family dining room. often with just four people. mcnamara, george bundy, and chairman of the chiefs of staff. you suddenly say, gee, we don't have money for th
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